Each year in the United States, millions of people are injured and thousands of lives are lost in devastating car accidents, often due to the fault of another driver. Automobile accidents are the most common type of personal injury or wrongful death claim. In an instant, one driver's negligence can significantly alter another person's life. Not only do victims of car accidents suffer from physical injuries and emotional trauma, but they also experience long-term medical complications, mounting medical costs, time lost from work, temporarily or permanently, and a change in the quality of family life.
Although the facts of most automobile accidents may be easy to understand, the legal issues and insurance implications of an automobile accident are often very difficult matters. A top concern may be whether adequate insurance exists to compensate a victim and his or her family. Further, issues of liability may exist such as whether the other driver was "on the job" with his employer (thereby making his employer responsible), whether there was any insurance coverage, or whether the injured party himself had any other insurance which would apply to the accident, such as uninsured motorists coverage or medical payments coverage. Other avenues of recovery must be explored, such as defective highways or defective vehicles which may have caused or contributed to the accident.
The attorneys at Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens have skillfully and knowledgably represented car accident victims for decades. They understand the devastating impact a car accident can have on one's life and have a long history of working with insurance companies and other parties to attempt to achieve the best possible result in each case.
The decision to hire an attorney after an automobile accident is an important one. At Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens there is no charge for an initial consultation following any type of motor vehicle injury. During our consultation we will advise you how to protect your rights.
If you have been involved in a car accident or collision, contact an experienced Baton Rouge Personal Injury lawyer today by calling Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens at 225-236-3636.Automobile Accident Resources
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